shopping 07.14.04

Santa Maria Novella

Among the earthly pleasures developed by monks, we'd put the brewing of Trappist ales, the breeding of Tibetan terriers, and the creation of Santa Maria Novella fragrances, soaps, and various elixirs as their greatest hits.

Close to 800 years ago, Dominican monks in Florence whipped up botanicals into balms. Ever since, Santa Maria Novella has been producing highly regarded body care products. Their signature fragrance, SMN Cologne ($63 for 3.3 ounces), was created for Catherine de Medici for her marriage to Henry II. It combines citrus, bergamot, white flowers and spices.

Find the full line at Lafco New York, 285 Lafayette [Houston/Prince] 212.925.0001.
MoMA Sale
New reductions start tomorrow at MoMA Design Store's summer clearance sale. Up to 70% off selected items through 8/1. At 44 W. 53rd [5th/6th] 212.767.1050, 81 Spring [Crosby] 646.613.1367, and online.

Kein Final Sale
Final sale at Kein, 144 W. 19th [6/7th] 212.691.9603, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-6, when it closes its doors.

James Coviello Sample Sale
NY designer James Coviello, 208 W. 29th [7th/8th] Suite 603. Tops, skirts, jeans, and dresses, from denim and embroidered cotton, to organza and chiffon. Shoes, boots, sandals, and vintage too. $20-$225 (retail $100-$600). Now thru 7/16, 11-7. We love his website, too.

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